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On Saturday, April 10, mumuko will present a gallery talk via YouTube Live with guest speaker Satoshi Machiguchi, a book designer who has worked with numerous photographers, and despite the big changes that have beset the world these times, continues to make their photo books with a consistent stance.
This session of Gallery Talk will be streamed only. It cannot be watched live at Sony Imaging Gallery. It can be viewed online at YouTube Live at the scheduled time.
Born in Tokyo in 1971; presides over a design office, named “match and company, Inc.” He has deep ties to up-and-coming photographers and has directed a large number of photo books to date. He also works in a variety of fields, including graphic design for movies, plays, and exhibitions, along with bookbinding. Machiguchi always meets face-to-face with creators and performers, and engages in production in his own way. In 2005, he founded a photo book label, “M,” and a photo book distributor, “bookshop M,” to publish and distribute photo books. He has presented his work at “PARIS PHOTO,” one of the world’s biggest photography festivals, since 2008, and he pursues the “possibilities inherent in Japanese photo books” with an eye on the world. Recipient of numerous awards in Japan and abroad including the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) Prize at the Japan Book Design Awards, and the Tokyo Type Directors Club Award. Appears in the documentary that airs this spring under the title “The Past Is Always New, The Future Is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama”.
curator Yuka Asano
2020 turned a lot of things into the void.
Not even concepts and values could escape.
Yet, we live on,
live on making something out of the voids.
Feast ourselves with the nutrition of the voids,
until we're fulfilled.
Lightly, swim in the wind.
Whistling, dance like the dust.
I grew some vegetables from my photographs,
thinking we could share some salad together.
I nurtured the photos and veggies.
But, the politicians are telling us not to sit down and eat together.
There must be a way for us to enjoy it together.
So I decided to auction off all the photos, all starting from ¥2,021.
This way the door is open to everyone.
Take your favorite photos home,
and enjoy a conversation with me through the photos.
The veggies, are for viewing only.
The photos, you can take home.
A now-or-never kind of exhibition.
From Sony Imaging Gallery
* For this Photo Exhibition we will hold a silent auction for her works. There will be a box you can place a bit.
* After the close of the exhibition, mumuko will contact the winning bidders.
Decided to pursue art as a career out of the urge to express herself that gradually seized her while working for a film production company, a job which brought her a lot of artist-friends. As a seasoned traveler, has visited over 50 countries and continues to wander the globe searching for ways to express mankind’s coexistence with Mother Nature and the many animals, plants and other creatures that inhabit the planet, not just through photography but other media as well.
Went to work for a film production company out of college, where she was engaged mainly in producing commercial films for TV. Is currently involved in several films and graphics as a producer. Began pursuing “new” directions as a producer that explore modes of expression outside of film and graphics about 10 years ago. Wants to continue along that path with even greater commitment and find ways to more productively collaborate with creators that will strike a chord with the general public and offer “something” given the situation the world is in because of COVID-19.